- What is the goal?
- Game set-up
- How do you win?
Learn how to play Kingdomino with easy to read rules
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What is the goal? #
- KingDomino is a 2-4 player game where you are a King who seeks to expand his land (represented by the dominoes)
- Players play a series of rounds
- Each round, players pick different patterns of dominoes and try to connect them in a 5 X 5 grid
- Players gain points by:
- planning and forming patterns and
- connecting key dominoes
- The player with the highest score wins
Game set-up #
Kingdomino Game setup involves the following:
- Assembling your 3D castles
- Setting up starting King Pieces and tiles
- Setting up Dominoes Drawing pile
Assemble 3D Castles #
Setting up starting King Pieces and tiles #
Setting up Dominoes Drawing pile #
Overview of gameplay:
Each round involves the players doing the following:
- capture a piece of land/domino to add to their kingdom
- connect their new piece to their existing pieces in a 5X5 grid
- players continue each round till all the dominoes have been drawn
- When the rounds end, players will score their pieces based on how they have placed their land/dominoes
Starting Round #
1. Take 1st 4 dominoes from the draw pile #
2. Line up dominoes #
- Line up vertically with terrain side down
- Arrange with numbers in ascending order (lowest number at the top)
- Flip over to expose terrain side
3. Players claim dominoes #
- One player takes all 4 different coloured king pieces in hand
- Randomly pulls pieces one at a time
- Each King piece pulled indicates which player claims a domino
- Player claims dominoes by putting their King Piece on them
4. Select and line up 4 new dominoes #
- Line up vertically, terrain side down, in ascending order, next to claimed dominoes
- Flip new dominoes over
Subsequent Rounds #
After the starting round, subsequent rounds involve players taking the following actions:
- Add your claimed domino to your Kingdom
- You choose a new domino from the next line
- When all players have added their dominoes to their Kingdom, another 4 dominoes are drawn to form the next line
1. Add claimed domino to your Kingdom #
- 5 X 5 rule
Kingdom of dominoes cannot be more than 5 X 5 squares
- Same terrain
When connecting a domino to another domino, at least 2 connecting squares have the same terrain
Same terrain examples
- 4 sides of starting tile
Any terrain can be connected to the 4 sides of the starting tile
- Dominoes that do not fulfil connection rules
If you cannot fulfil the connection rule, you need to discard the domino
- If they can be placed, they must be placed
Dominoes cannot be discarded if they can be placed in the Kingdom
2. Choose new domino from the next line
- Once your domino is added to your kingdom, select a domino from the next line
- Place King on top of domino to claim it
3. Draw another 4 dominoes #
When all players added dominoes to their kingdom:
- Line up 4 dominoes vertically again, terrain side down, in ascending order
- Flip over to start a new round
- Use position in the line as new playing order
How do you win? #
The player with highest points wins the game.
HOW ARE POINTS SCORED? #
- A kingdom is composed of different PROPERTIES (groups of connected, either horizontally or vertically, squares of the same type of landscape).
- Each property\’s points are determined by the NUMBER OF SQUARES multiplied with the NUMBER OF SPECIFIC CROWNS
- A property without a specific crown will give you no points.
- Each player will add the points,the result is their final score.
Kingdomino 2 Player Rules #
- Each player takes 2 King Meeples, 1 starting tile and 1 castle
- Play with 24 randomly selected dominoes (half)
- During the round, players select 2 dominoes with their 2 King Meeples
- Order of 1st round is still random selection and order of subsequent rounds is determined by the order of kings in the line
Kingdomino 3 Player Rules #
- Each player takes 1 King Meeple, 1 starting tile and 1 castle
- Play with 48 randomly selected dominoes
- Play as normal. Discard leftover domino every round.
Additional Game Variations #
You can apply the following variations to make the game more challenging.
- Mighty Duel
For advanced players. Use all 48 dominoes and each player creates a 7 X 7 grid kingdom
Get 5 bonus points if player’s kingdom forms a complete grid (5 X 5 or 7 X 7) and no gaps
- Middle Kingdom
10 bonus points if the castle is in the centre of the kingdom. (Kingdom may have gaps
Play 3 games in a row. Player with highest total wins.